We want to share our deepest condolences and lift up the family of Bob Smith in our prayers. Bob Smith was not only the museum board President, he was also the oldest serving member as he had been apart of the Three Forks Museum organization since its inception. He was the best fundraiser or "bum and beggar" as he would say. Through his leadership, the veterans wing and the annex of the museum where built. Not to mention the countless artifacts and photographs that are in the museum because he personally set them in displays or had his screwdriver out attaching them to the walls. Bob had a huge heart for the veterans of this county as he was also the President of the Lee County War Memorial Park on HWY 11 and also the President of the 4th of July Fireworks committee. Bob Smith will truly be missed by our community and especially our museum board. Working together we will do everything we can to honor his memory and hold to mission of the museum: Preserving history of the Three Forks Region in the hills of Eastern Kentucky for future generations.
Update: Arrangements for Bob Smith: Visitation from 6-9pm Thursday November 3rd, 2022 and funeral 11am Friday at Newnam Funeral Home.
Update #2: The funeral procession included a drive by of the Museum. The lead car carrying Bob to his burial site turned and slowly drove by the museum that he loved. Everyone following also pulled off to slowly drive by the museum.
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Museum Board Members
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Everett Lee Marshall
Board Members in loving memory:
Bob Smith 10/30/22
Rhonda Estes 9/20/21
Edna G. Crabtree 2/15/21